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Raith Rovers 4-0 Peterhead

 

Peterhead suffered a heavy defeat in Kirkcaldy as Raith Rovers scored two goals in each half in a dominant display.

The Blue Toon fell behind after just seven minutes and it was one of their former players, who was on target.

Grant Anderson rifled John McGlynn’s men ahead with a low left foot shot, which flew past Greg Fleming.

It became an uphill struggle for the visitors once Michael Miller lashed a rising shot into the net in the 29th minute.

Other chances came and went for Raith before they added to their lead seven minutes into the second half and it was a classy effort from Lewis Vaughan, who found the top corner from the left side of the penalty area.

Miller claimed his second and Raith’s fourth midway through the half, turning home Keiron MacDonald’s cross to complete the scoring in what proved to be a tough afternoon for the Balmoor side.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Raith Rovers 4
  • Away Team Peterhead 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title Raith prove too much for Blue Toon

Stranraer 1-2 Peterhead

 

Scott Brown’s first half double gave Peterhead their first away victory as Stranraer came unstuck at Stair Park.

The former St Johnstone midfielder opened the scoring in the 19th minute and netted again a quarter of an hour later to put the Blue Toon firmly in command.

Rory McAllister was sent off for dissent in the second half and his team-mates were under pressure in the closing stages after David Dangana pulled one back for the hosts.

But Jim McInally’s team held on to make it two wins in a row following on from their success against Forfar.

Unchanged from last week, Peterhead enjoyed a fine start and Brown found the bottom corner with a well-taken effort before McAllister almost made it two with a header from Paddy Boyle’s cross.

Brown was in the mood and he was celebrating again in the 34th minute following a shot from distance, which beat Dale Burgess.

The post denied Stranraer a route back into the match four minutes into the second period, Adam Cummins seeing his header come back off the upright.

To strengthen their backline, Peterhead introduced new signing David Ferguson midway through the half, in place of Gary Fraser.

But the Blue Toon were on the back foot when McAllister saw red with 18 minutes remaining for voicing his opinion to the referee, who was unimpressed by his comments.

It became nervy for the visitors after on loan Aberdeen teenager Dangana sent a header past Greg Fleming in the 85th minute and Ian Smith then nodded against the post.

Peterhead, however, stood firm to rise to fifth in the table, just a point behind the early pacesetters, Raith and Dumbarton.

Additional Info

  • Home Team Stranraer 1
  • Away Team Peterhead 2
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Midfielder strikes twice in Peterhead victory

Peterhead 1-0 Forfar

 

Peterhead impressed to pick up their first League 1 victory and end Forfar’s winning start.

Jack Leitch’s header early in the second half was the difference between the sides, although the Blue Toon could have won by more.

It was exactly what Jim McInally’s team needed after throwing away a two-goal lead against Dumbarton.

The Balmoor manager selected the same defence as last week but a key change saw Jason Brown and Cammy Eadie swap positions and the latter’s switch to right-back was crucial.

Not only did Eadie look assured, the former Elgin man provided the assist for the winner, crossing for Leitch who sent a six yard header beyond Marc McCallum in the 48th minute.

Rory McAllister was deemed fit enough to start and he led the line in fine fashion, causing the visiting defence all sorts of problems in both halves.

McAllister was involved when Peterhead should have made the points safe in the 71st minute.

The Blue Toon skipper played in Aidan Smith but from 10 yards he could not beat McCallum, who then somehow denied Scott Brown and Leitch in an incredible triple save.

Prior to that, Forfar had one big chance which fell the way of Jordan Kirkpatrick but he sent his free header past the post as Peterhead saw out the game well to claim all three points.

 

Fleming, J.Brown, Eadie, Dunlop, Boyle, Ferry, S.Brown, Fraser (Conroy 76), Leitch (Norris 87), Smith, McAllister (Armour 81)

Unused. Wilson. Willox. Gibson

 

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Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 1
  • Away Team Forfar 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Win
  • Banner Sub Title Forfar beaten by hungry Blue Toon

Peterhead 2-3 Dumbarton

 

Peterhead threw away a two-goal lead as Dumbarton staged a comeback to pick up their first points of the season and deny the Blue Toon a maiden victory.

The first chunk of the match went to plan for the hosts, Gary Fraser giving them an early lead before Jason Brown buried a header.

But not getting to the interval two ahead proved crucial as the Sons grew in confidence and ultimately turned the match around completely.

Fraser’s contribution was the highlight for the hosts, who lost Derek Lyle and Simon Ferry to injuries. 

The former Partick midfielder claimed a goal and an assist and his third minute strike was well-taken, shifting the ball on to his left foot from an Aidan Smith cross to smash a shot beyond Conor Brennan.

Fraser then tested Brennan with a superbly struck 36th minute  free-kick, which was tipped over the crossbar but his delivery, from the resulting corner, was nodded in by Brown to put Peterhead firmly in control.

PJ Crossan enjoyed a fine afternoon for the visitors and he laid on the goal, which started their fightback, crossing for Ruaridh Langan to score two minutes before the break.

Crossan then bent a curling effort beyond Greg Fleming in the 69th minute after Peterhead failed to clear a corner and Jim Duffy’s team completed the turnaround with 11 minutes remaining from another dead-ball situation.

This time, Joe McKee swung in a deep free-kick and Isaac Layne rose to direct a header into the bottom corner.

 

Fleming, J.Brown, Eadie, Dunlop, Boyle, S.Brown, Ferry (Gibson 49), Leitch, Fraser, Smith (Conroy 76), Lyle (McAllister 33)

Unused. Wilson. Willox. Norris. Armour

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Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 2
  • Away Team Dumbarton 3
  • Win/Draw/Lost Loss
  • Banner Sub Title Peterhead spurn a two-goal lead as Sons turn match around

Peterhead 0-0 Formartine

(Formartine win 7-6 on pens)

 

Peterhead tumbled out of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup after Formartine edged a penalty shoot-out following a tepid goalless draw.

Gary Fraser and Cammy Eadie both missed from the spot as the Highland League side prevailed 7-6 at Balmoor.

There were few positives on the night for Jim McInally’s team, although Rory McAllister wasted a good chance early on when he shot wide from a precision Fraser pass.

Scott Lisle went close for the visitors in the 18th minute after a weaving run, which ended with a low drive that flashed inches off target.

Greg Fleming was then forced into a fine save in the 36th minute to deny Jordan Leyden, whose stinging shot was heading in.

The Blue Toon had already made their three subs by the time Jamie Stevenson went off with a hamstring injury so they had to play out the remaining 25 minutes with 10 men.  

Yet the hosts should have won it in stoppage time when Kevin Main fumbled a tame Scott Brown effort and just when it looked like Jack Leitch would slot in the rebound, the away goalkeeper atoned by sprawling across his goal to turn the ball behind for a corner.

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Fleming, Hooper (S.Brown 35), Eadie, J.Brown, Stevenson, Norris, Willox (Leitch 59), Fraser, Smith, McAllister, Armour (Conroy 59)

Additional Info

  • Home Team Peterhead 0
  • Away Team Formartine 0
  • Win/Draw/Lost Draw
  • Banner Sub Title Highland League side win shoot-out after uninspiring tie

East Fife 1-1 Peterhead

 

Honours even in Methil after East Fife came back to draw with Peterhead.

The Blue Toon went in front through Derek Lyle’s close-range finish but Ryan Wallace equalised for the home team just before half-time.

Peterhead were aiming to build on their opening day stalement with Falkirk and Ben Armour, in for Aidan Smith, had a great chance early on but he could not beat Jordan Hart.

The Balmoor side, however, take did the lead in the 34th minute when Armour crossed deep to the back post for Lyle to tap in from just a few yards out.

Just when it looked like the visitors would have the advantage going into the interval, Wallace drew Darren Young’s team level.

Aaron Dunsmore’s cross was headed back across goal by Liam Watt and Wallace tucked the ball in from close-range.

There were no further goals in the second half meaning both sides picked up a point each for the second week in a row.

Additional Info

  • Home Team East Fife 1
  • Away Team Peterhead 1
  • Win/Draw/Lost Draw
  • Banner Sub Title Blue Toon pick up another point with Lyle on scoresheet
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